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“Tillerson’s ouster is a sign of continued turbulence in U.S. foreign policy,” says professor of government Jessica Chen Weiss. “A potential silver lining is that the State Department will fare better under someone who has Trump’s ear.”

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says that without formal unionization, it could be difficult for a Instacart worker strike to be effective in raising pay rates.

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, says companies like United Airlines want to minimize labor costs, and therefore replacing bonuses with a lottery-like system can be appealing.

“Nobody wants to be called a fake,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, who is studying self-presentation on Instagram. “Influencers very much feel they need to present themselves authentically while getting the best image possible.”

“Right away in the first year of life babies are starting to show this social preference – moving towards someone who speaks in a way that’s familiar to them,” says Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development.

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, and Thomas Davidson, graduate student, argue that if Italy's traditional parties want to regain their power, they should start with social media.

Bilateral trade deficits are not a good measure of whether countries are living up to their promises on market access, or whether certain countries are better negotiators of trade agreements, says trade economist, Eswar Prasad.

States’ strict gun laws could mean lower rates of homicides and suicides involving firearms, as well as lower suicide rates overall according to new research co-authored by a team from Weill Cornell Medicine. CBS NewsReuters and Vice also quote Elinore Kaufman, MD, lead author and chief resident of surgery.

Law professor, Stephen Yale-Loehr, says the Supreme Court’s refusal to intervene “throws the DACA program back into Congress’ lap.”

Op-ed by Lawrence Glickman, professor of history, on how boycotts aren’t purely economic, but rather a moral campaign designed to use economic forces to raise political questions.

Rick Geddes, director of Cornell’s program in infrastructure policy comments on how to best fund an overhaul of America’s infrastructure.